Use of Digital Twin to Integrate Operator Input in SFPUC’s Biosolids Digester Facilities Project (BDFP) Design - Live Webinar
Includes a Live Event on 05/20/2021 at 10:30 AM (PDT)
Member fee: 38.00
Non-Member fee: 53.00
Successful facility upgrades require operational features that enable agency staff to efficiently operate the facility long-term. This webinar will provide strategies for utilities to engage their Operations staff in the design process to accomplish the following: refine design criteria to ‘right-size’ unit processes for operating reliability and versatility, and resources and budget constraints; document and validate the designer’s intended operations strategy and gain buy-in from operators; demonstrate to the Operations staff that the planned facility can be operated as designed given the increasing complexities of the wastewater processes and the heavy reliance on automated controls; demonstrate process performance during maintenance and unplanned events; and, create a training tool for Operations staff that can be used in advance of construction commissioning.
During this seminar, SFPUC engineers will provide an introduction to the Biosolids Digester Facilities Project (BDFP) and will explain why and how Operations’ input were integrated into the design process. The Jacobs design team will then provide in-depth case studies from the BDFP: The development of an Operating Strategy Technical Memorandum and a digital twin model, to demonstrate how these tools and other strategies can be tailored by each agency, with the benefit being fewer changes to the design and fewer change orders during construction and commissioning.
The learning objectives are to:
• Share with event participants approaches to advocate for Operations’ participation during the design process.
• Demonstrate ways for design teams to more efficiently solicit advice from Operations staff and address concerns.
• Demonstrate how the Digital Twin and Operating Strategy were used during the BDFP process to engage Operations staff.
David Schwartz (Moderator)
David Schwartz is a Vice President with CDM Smith. He relocated to San Francisco in 2018 to take on the role of Assistant Resident Engineer on San Francisco PUC's $1.3 billion Biosolids Digester Facilities Project. Dave has been with CDM Smith for over 39 years, serving as a project engineer, project manager and client service leader in CDM Smith's Northern Virginia office, where he was active in both the Virginia and Chesapeake Water Environment Associations. His experience includes planning, design, construction and operations for water and wastewater projects. His most recent experience was as project manager for two $200 million design-build projects for the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water). Dave has a Bachelor of Engineering Science from the Johns Hopkins University, and is a Professional Engineer in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Senior Sanitary Engineer
Wastewater Enterprise (WWE)
Senior Stationary Engineer
Wastewater Enterprise (WWE)
Biosolids Process Engineer
Irina Lukicheva - Irina Lukicheva is a Biosolids Process Engineer with Jacobs/CH2M in San Francisco focused on anaerobic digestion and enhanced digestion processes. Her experience includes biosolids master planning, anaerobic digestion process design and optimization and codigestion.
Tyler Nading is a Senior Technologist with Jacobs focused on potable reuse and advanced treatment. He has been with Jacobs/CH2M for 12 years and has experience across the project spectrum, including master planning, pilot operation, design, construction, startup, and operation. Tyler specializes in hydraulic modeling using dynamic simulation and has leveraged this technology on dozens of projects around the world.
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